EU, Ukraine sign number of agreements on aviation, science, education, culture

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Canan Kevser
12 October 2021, 15:50
Canan Kevser
12 October 2021, 15:50

A number of documents were signed on Tuesday between Ukraine and European Union, including an agreement on a common aviation area, in the framework of the 23rd Ukraine-EU summit.

The signing ceremony was attended by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, President of the European Council Charles Michel, and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.

Common Aviation Area Agreement

An agreement on establishing Common Aviation Area between Ukraine and the EU member-states was signed during the summit.

The document provides for the creation of a common aviation area between Ukraine and the EU, which will promote mutual access to air transport markets with a level playing field and respect for the same rules. These include flight safety, aviation security, air traffic management, social harmonization and environmental protection.

"The signing of the Agreement will ensure the deepening of cooperation in the field of air transport, including in the context of industrial cooperation, and the development of the current system of air services agreements in order to deepen economic, cultural and transport ties between Ukraine and EU member states," reads the report.

The Agreement was signed by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal, Vice-President of the European Commission, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Slovenia to Ukraine Tomaž Mencin.

EU, Ukraine strengthen cooperation on science and education

Also, an agreement was signed between Ukraine, the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community on Ukraine's participation in the Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Framework Programme and the Euratom Research and Training Programme (2021-2025) complementary to Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Framework Programme.

The signing of the document will provide a legal basis for cooperation in scientific and scientific-technical spheres, according to the report.

"The associated status of Ukraine in these programs will promote the involvement of domestic subjects of scientific, scientific-technical and economic activities in the largest program of the European Union for research and innovation, as well as attract support under this program," the statement reads.

The document was signed by Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Serhiy Shkarlet and Vice-President of the European Commission, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.

Promotion and preservation of cultural heritage and linguistic diversity 

The European Union and Ukraine have signed an Agreement on Ukraine's participation in the Creative Europe Programme (2021-2027).

"The purpose of the Agreement is the participation of our country in the EU Creative Europe Programme for 2021-2027 aimed at supporting and strengthening the competitiveness of the European cultural, creative and audiovisual sectors, as well as the development and promotion of cultural and linguistic diversity and preservation of European cultural heritage," Ukraine's presidency says.

The document was signed by the Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Olha Stefanishyna and Vice-President of the European Commission, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.